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2/18/2018 7:00 AM

How Restaurants Can Help Reduce Food Waste

Annual food waste in the U.S. costs $218 billion dollars and piles up in the staggering amount of $63 million tons, according to ReFED, a food waste prevention non-profit. Nearly half of the volume and two-thirds of the cost is home food waste, but restaurants account for a sizeable amount of waste too: approximately $25 billion-worth, and more than 11 million tons. Restaurants can help reduce food waste—and see a savings. Every $1 that goes into waste reduction returns $8 in savings. Here’s how.

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2/11/2018 7:00 AM

Read this if your restaurant has online ordering

Your customers love your food, so the fact that they can navigate to your website and order their go-to meal without putting on pants is a huge plus. And because they frequently order food via your website, there is an inferred expectation that their financial information is in good hands.

 

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2/4/2018 7:00 AM

How the Instagram Poll Sticker can work for you

You’re a busy restaurant owner, so it’s safe to assume that between coordinating staff, administering payroll and appeasing Betsy C. on Yelp, who “would’ve given this place a 5-star review, but the hostess was weird,” you don’t have time to keep up on every new social media feature.

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1/28/2018 7:00 AM

Best Practices to Prevent Sexual Harassment in a Restaurant Workplace

Increasingly, top level leadership in companies are being required to undergo sexual harassment training. But restaurant businesses are in a unique position to have a larger impact on workplace culture—starting with its young, entry-level labor force. For many young people starting their first job, subsidizing school or their first apartment, their first real paycheck will come from a restaurant...

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1/21/2018 7:00 AM

Restaurant Staffing for Success

Even the greatest restaurant concept and menu design can’t make up for staffing shortfalls. Hiring and retaining great staff is critical to long-term success. If you get these five principles right, you’ll have a great foundation for growth.

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1/14/2018 7:00 AM

Update Your Promotional Playbook for the Super Bowl

Restaurants are still reeling from Holiday Season hangover, and hopefully gearing up for the biggest sporting event of the year – the Super Bowl. Like every other event that gets national exposure on an annual basis, the Super Bowl is an opportunity for restaurant owners to cram their little brand into the enormous beacon of spotlight that emanates from the big game.

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1/7/2018 7:00 AM

4 New Year's Resolutions for a More Profitable Restaurant in 2018

What’s on your resolution list this year? You’ve likely set some goals to take your health or finances to the next level, but we urge you to give your business some attention too. Here are our top four New Year’s resolutions to consider for your restaurant:

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12/31/2017 7:00 AM

8 Restaurant Challenges That Will Continue in 2018

At the end of every year, articles abound regarding what may come in the next year. But to be productive and continue to grow your business, it is perhaps more helpful to review what won’t change—and learn to address those challenges...

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12/17/2017 12:07 AM

Proposed Labor Law Could Add Back-of-House Employees to Tip Sharing

The Department of Labor (DOL) this month proposed a new rule that may allow restauranteurs to expand tip pool sharing to back-of-house staff. If adopted following a public comment period (originally set for 30 days, but quickly expanded to 60), as early as February 2018 employers could offer tip sharing to line cooks, dishwashers, and other back-of-house workers if law permits.

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12/10/2017 7:00 AM

Avoid These Holiday Marketing Mistakes

It may seem like the holidays have already come and gone – it’s mid-December, and you’re already planning for 2018. You’ve seen your profits increase with flocks of holiday shoppers traipsing in from the cold, you’ve triple-checked your inventory to ensure that you are stocked to the brims with coconut milk so you can continue to churn out those ‘Merry Mojitos’ that everyone seems to love, and you’ve even already pre-ordered the ‘must-have’ toy of 2017 for your kid, only to see it go neglected under the tree on Christmas morning because he discovered that the box can make, in his words, “a really, really loud farting sound” if you strike it from just the right angle.

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